Posts in the Finished Quilts category

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Lucky Spool’s Essential Guild to Modern Quilt Making!

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What a great book this is. I was thrilled to be a part of it. It’s made up of 10 different chapters that each take you through a building block of modern quilting. The book covers everything from color to quilting. My sister (who doesn’t quilt at all) was flipping through it and said “wow – this is the book to get someone who’s interested in modern quilting…There so much information in here.” She’s so right – the book is packed with info and tips from all of your favorite modern quilters.

Each chapter focuses in on teaching a specific topic and includes a quilt pattern that highlights that discussed topic.

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I wrote the chapter on working with solids…

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…and this is the quilt that is a pattern for my chapter.

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I love this quilt. Right in my comfort zone of lots of neutrals (grays and navy and the linen here) with a pop of orange.

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And lots and lots of straight line quilting of course! There’s a page of tips on that topic in my chapter of the book as well.

And guess what? If you want to pick up the book, you can get it for 20% off in the Taunton store with the coupon code EGQM20. The discount is good for your entire purchase through July 27.

Want to read along on the rest of the tour? Here are the details:

Check out this amazing list of who is in the book and their chapters. Here is the blog tour schedule:

6/23 // Chapter 1: Principles of Color // Teacher: Kari Vojtechovsky

6/24 // Chapter 2: Working with Solids // Teacher: Alissa Haight Carlton

6/25 // Chapter 3: Working with Prints // Teacher: Dan Rouse

6/26 // Chapter 4: Improvisational Patchwork // Teacher: Denyse Schmidt

6/27 // Chapter 5: The Alternate Grid // Teacher: Jacquie Gering

6/30 // Chapter 6: Circles and Curves // Teacher: Cheryl Arkison

7/01 // Chapter 7: Paper Piecing // Teacher: Penny Layman

7/02 // Chapter 8: Large-Scale Piecing // Teacher: Heather Jones

7/03 // Chapter 9: Modern Machine Quilting // Teacher: Angela Walters

7/04 // Chapter 10: A Study of Modern Quilts // Teacher: Heather Grant

Bias 3 – all finished!

I put the final stitches in the binding of Bias 3 this weekend! I so enjoy getting a quilt finished up. And I am really in love with this one.

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As my work has progressed I’ve tried to maintain the balance of working with minimalist design, yet keeping interest in the quilt. If I may say so myself, I think that I hit that note just right with this quilt and it’s a place that I’ll keep exploring.

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I did my usual straight line quilting on it – following the lines of the piecing. I left the red stripes unquilted to make them pop even more…

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You can really see the quilting on the back!

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Believe it or not, I’m gonna blog AGAIN this week so keep an eye out. Happy Monday!

I am newly home from Quilt Market.  It was a good one… Was great to see so many friends again.

I had to make a quilt for the In the Beginning booth that featured all of my Modern Solids.  Needless to say, it wasn’t an easy task for me to come up with a quilt that had all of the colors, but didn’t read too much like a rainbow.  Here it is, hanging at Market, all finished up:

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And a wider photo that shows it with the other two quilts featuring my fabrics.

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Jacquie made the one next to mine and Jen the last one.  They are both so so beautiful! I’m very lucky to have friends who are such talented quilters who were up for making these  amazing quilts so quickly.

I don’t have many progress photos, but here’s a couple…

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For the quilting I did straight line quilting across the whole face of the quilt (using the edge of my walking foot as a guide for each seam).

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Then in order to accentuate the negative space, I went back and added another line between each line in the light gray.

I can’t can’t wait to keep working with my fabrics more! And I won’t have to use every single color in the next quilt! There’s definitely a certain satisfaction in sewing with your own fabrics. It’s wonderful.

Another reminder that I’m over on Instagram more than I’m posting here… it’s just so much faster! Please follow me over there if you’d like to!

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Finally finished up this little quilt! I love it. The quilting looks like it was randomly done, but it wasn’t. Each line follows along the edge of a different triangle… This was one of those quilting situations where you really aren’t sure you’re doing the right thing as it’s happening, but the end result is fantastic. I’m really happy with the overall effect!

Here’s the back:

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I took a quick video of it for Instagram and thought I’d post it here too!

Tomorrow I’m headed up to Sisters, Oregon a week to teach and speak! I’m so looking forward to it. I should be a wonderful time. I’ll post all of the mini quilts I made for class samples soon!

I finished up my quilt that I made with Jay McCarroll‘s latest line, Center City. Of course I included lots of solids too to really make those prints shine!

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It’s a different spin on this same idea…Lots more improv piecing this time around.

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The more time I spend quilting the more I’m realizing that I like repeating some main design elements. But I think there’s something to be said for exploring a theme for a bit… I like each one a bit more than the previous!

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For the back I used some big pieces of the same line.

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Of course there’s loads of straight-line quilting and I also bound in my favorite print of the line.  I so, so love the binding on this one. It’s so nice to get another quilt finished up!